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64 Rodolfo Castro 3B

Pittsburgh Pirates

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Player Updates

July 19, 2021 04:08 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Moves to Double-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates demoted Castro from Triple-A Indianapolis to Double-A Altoona on Sunday, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

After he was optioned off the Pirates' active roster Saturday, Castro stayed at Indianapolis for one day before moving on to Altoona, where he had spent all season prior to his July 6 call-up to the majors. The 22-year-old infielder has posted a .909 OPS over 216 plate appearances at Altoona on the campaign, so it may not be long before he settles at Indianapolis on a more permanent basis.

July 17, 2021 09:24 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Going to Triple-A after all
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro will report to Triple-A Indianapolis despite earlier Saturday reports saying he had been sent to Double-A Altoona, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

Castro found himself without a 26-man roster spot after Gregory Polanco (hip) was activated from the injured list. It initially sounded like Castro would be heading back to Altoona, but he'll instead make his first stop in Triple-A. Castro went just 3-for-17 during his time with Pittsburgh, but he posted a solid .306/.349/.549 slash line across 212 Double-A plate appearances.

July 17, 2021 04:56 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro was optioned to Double-A Altoona on Saturday.

He makes way for Gregory Polanco (hip), who was activated from the injured list. Castro has never played at Triple-A and seems to be getting chances when the Pirates deal with injuries due to his standing on the 40-man roster. He is hitting .306/.349/.549 with 11 home runs and five steals in 49 games at Double-A.

July 11, 2021 05:32 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Pops pair of homers in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 2-for-4 with two home runs and three RBI in Sunday's 6-5 win over the Mets.

The infielder hit a solo shot in the fifth inning to get Pittsburgh on the board, then pulled then within a run with his two-run blast in the sixth. While Castro has just three hits in 13 at-bats so far, all three of those knocks have left the yard. Castro could carve out more playing time if he continues to hit for power, but he'll likely be limited to a bench role when Phillip Evans (concussion) returns.

July 10, 2021 12:24 AM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Hits first major-league homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in Friday's 13-4 loss to the Mets.

Castro entered the contest as a pinch hitter for pitcher Kyle Keller. The 22-year-old infielder hit a seventh-inning solo shot for his first major-league hit. Castro is likely to serve as depth while on the major-league roster, as Adam Frazier has a near-everyday role at second base.

July 7, 2021 12:00 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Recalled to big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro was recalled to the 26-man roster from Double-A Altoona on Tuesday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Castro was briefly called up to the majors in mid-April and went hitless in three at-bats before being sent to the club's alternate training site. He was assigned to Double-A when the minor-league season began and remained with Altoona up until Tuesday. Castro will skip Triple-A once again as he rejoins the Pirates, and he should provide infield depth following Phillip Evans' move to the 7-day concussion IL.

April 27, 2021 09:36 AM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Castro to their alternate training site Tuesday.

The 21-year-old infielder appeared in one game during his first cup of coffee in the majors, going 0-for-3 in an April 21 loss to the Tigers. He'll likely report to Triple-A Indianapolis or Double-A Altoona when the minor-league season begins next week, and he'll likely remain on the farm for much of the 2021 campaign unless the Pirates' infield depth is tested.

April 22, 2021 05:16 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Making MLB debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro is making his MLB debut in Game 2 of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Pirates. He is starting at third base and batting eighth.

The Pirates protected Castro from the Rule 5 draft by adding him to the 40-man roster this past offseason, and that will enable him to make his MLB debut before playing a game at Double-A or Triple-A. Castro hits the ball really hard but has some major swing-and-miss concerns. He can play second base in addition to the hot corner and will likely head back to the minors in the near future.

April 21, 2021 01:36 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Recalled by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro was recalled by the Pirates on Wednesday.

Castro was sent down by the Pirates in mid-March and hasn't yet played above High-A. However, he'll join the major-league roster after Anthony Alford was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. Castro hit .136 with two home runs and six RBI this spring and should mainly serve in a depth role for the Pirates.

March 17, 2021 07:32 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Optioned Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates optioned Castro to minor-league camp Tuesday.

The switch-hitting infielder has gone 3-for-19 in Grapefruit League action, but he hit home runs on consecutive days in his most recent pair of games. Known for his elite exit velocity, the 21-year-old will likely begin 2021 at Double-A Altoona. Castro hit 19 homers in 2019 while splitting time between Low-A and High-A ball.

November 20, 2020 07:44 PM
Pirates' Rodolfo Castro: Contract purchased by Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Castro's contract was selected by the Pirates on Friday.

Castro is best known for posting some pretty elite exit velocity readings in the lower levels by middle infielder standards. He hit 14 home runs in 61 games at Low-A in 2019 as a 20-year-old, which is quite the feat, but he fell flat after a promotion to High-A. Castro will likely open the year at High-A or Double-A and could reach the majors in 2022.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
07/16vs NYMW 4-11000000
07/11@ NYMW 6-54222310
07/10@ NYML 2-43000000
07/09@ NYML 4-132111100
07/07vs ATLL 3-141000000
07/06vs ATLW 2-10100010
04/21@ DETL 2-53000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2021PIT71443342500.214.312.8571.170
2020PIT0000000000------------
Total71443342500.214.312.8571.170
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2021PIT7001200001
2020PIT000000000
Total7001200001
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2016R-DSL Pirates561922752153229274821.271.360.411
2017R-GCL Pirates531882752124632164743.277.344.479
2018AFX-West Virginia Power105385478919412502610063.231.278.395
2019AFX-Greensboro Grasshopp6121533521321446186865.242.306.516
2019AFA-Bradenton Marauders572022649131527135410.243.288.391
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/210
Birthdate:
05/21/1999
Age:
22
Hometown:
Los Llanos, Dominican Republic
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
0